By IQT News posted 21 Jul 2020

(EIN.News) Services Industriels de Genève (SIG), Geneva’s utility company, ID Quantique (IDQ), and ADVA, a leader in secure open optical networking solutions, announced today the implementation of the first quantum encrypted datacenter interconnection. After a fruitful collaboration, this first step is important for the development of data network security using quantum technology.
Since September 2019 and as part of the European project OPENQKD, SIG has been pioneering the use of quantum technologies to secure the links between its datacenters to provide long-term protection of sensitive data in motion. A revolution in the world of cybersecurity, quantum cryptography is a direct response to the potential threats posed by the development of quantum computers.
“We have been working with ADVA for many years” says Grégoire Ribordy, CEO and co-founder of ID Quantique. “Combining secure Layer 1 encryption with QKD provides the best security for data in motion. Sensitive data is increasingly in danger from the growing threat of cyberattacks and more and more companies, especially banks and governments, are highly concerned by this issue. We are honoured to work with SIG and ADVA on this QKD secured datacenter interconnection project.”
SIG is delighted with the positive results of this ambitious project. Christian Brunier, Managing Director of SIG shares: “Thanks to this new technology, SIG now benefits from an advanced quantum cryptography solution which guarantees optimal security during the transfer of data. For SIG, innovating is essential to meet the expectations of tomorrow’s world.” This innovation makes it possible to secure the SIG network and data transmission at the highest level.

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